Recent villa of 120m² for 8 people, private pool near Malendure
Erwan et Joelle COURTIAL
- english, french
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
A Perfect Vacation Rental
We had a great time last week at Erwan and Joëlle's place. They live just up the hill and are very friendly and helpful. Being locals, they also can provide a lot of tips and recommendations. The house is brand new, very nicely and tastefully designed and equipped with anything you can think of (a great kitchen with all utensils etc). Upon arrival, we found a lot of basics in the fridge, which was very helpful. The surrounding garden is beautiful with banana trees and humming birds. The layout of the ground floor makes it very nice for everyone to relax by the pool/read/play games/cook together. It's only a 3-5 minute drive to the local market, restaurants and two supermarkets that carry anything you need. There is a lot to do close by: great beaches, snorkeling or a boat tour in the Cousteau Reserve, Zip lining, hiking the Soufriere Volcano, Hot Springs or tour an old Coffee Plantation etc. Can't think of anything that did not like about this place - highly recommended!
Villa Totobois on a quiet forested hillside was perfect for our first visit to beautiful Guadeloupe. Thoughtfully designed and equipped, Erwan and Joelle’s villa has everything we needed to enjoy our time exploring the beaches, rain forest, hiking trails in the national forest (both along the Route de la Traverse and in the south leading to La Soufriere). What a treat to settle into a new villa, with comfortable seating for relaxing after an active day; good lighting (important because the sun sets by 6 pm) for reading, playing cards/games; well-equipped kitchen; bedrooms with comfortable beds and air conditioning. Birdwatchers will find the endemic Guadeloupe woodpecker (Totobois in Creole) and other birds all around the villa; frogs and crickets provide background music. We enjoyed take-out BBQ chicken from the tiny eatery down the hill, kayaking to the Pigeons and snorkeling with the turtles at Malendure beach, exploring the river near the villa, the 4-hour Sea Tour from the Aquarium, the Friday market in Grosier, the banana museum, the petroglyph site, the tranquil Anse de la Perle (just north of more crowded La Grande Anse), the Asia-inspired tapas at Paradise Kafe in Deshaies. Our explorations were mostly in Basse Terre, but we did drive to La Pointe des Chateaux, stopping at St. Anne’s gorgeous beaches for a dip. Next time we’ll spend a couple of days on Les Saintes. As English-speakers with rudimentary French, encountering the locals (many with more-than-rudimentary English) was never frustrating and often quite amusing. The only frustrations: finding detailed English-language guides before we arrived, especially for trails in the national forest (available at the National Park HQ in Saint-Claude, and also online) and the condition of the coral reefs, tragically an issue worldwide. We enjoyed our time with Erwan and Joelle, who introduced us to some local delicacies. They were perfect hosts and their Villa Totobois is superb.
Peg & Rich (New Hampshire, USA); Bob & Madeline (Maine, USA)
Très belle location a recommander et propriétaires très sympathiques , nous avons passé un agréable séjour.
Beau séjour entre amis
Bel endroit, bien situé pour découvrir la région. On nous communique de bonnes adresses pour les repas et sorties. Idéal pour séjour entre amis ou encore avec la famille.
Superbe maison neuve au calme
Excellent accueil de la part d'Erwan et Joëlle, déconnection immédiate en arrivant dans ce lieu dépaysant au milieu de la nature luxuriante. Superbes prestations dans ce lieu unique.
Nous étions 7 adultes. Perdue dans la végétation, la maison est très mignonne et bien conçue. Piscine de taille suffisante, attention si jeunes enfants. Joelle et Erwan sont très sympathiques. C'est un coin idéal pour sillonner toute la Basse Terre.
Shops nearby: Fruit Merchants and local vegetable, Carrefour Market, Leaderprice, Service Station ...
Points of interest nearby
Beach of Malendure
Diving in the Cousteau reserve:
Atlantis Formation, PPK, Blue Passion, healthy times, Cip
Glass bottom boat
Ride to Pigeon Islands Kayak
Water ride Malendure palm mask and snorkel to discover the flora and fauna underwater with scuba turtles
Output cetaceans and whales
Bath and picnic to the river
The hot springs of Bouillante
Deep sea fishing: bream, thazars and marlins.
Many restaurants around 7
The Zoological Park Mamelles
Tree climbing in Mamelles
The Botanical Garden of Deshaies
The garden Valombreuse (with water games for children)
The distillery Bologna (open only in the morning)
The Carbet waterfalls
La Soufriere Volcano
The tip of the castles
Market Pointe à Pitre spices
The act Memorial